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Spokesman says Moore 'probably' thinks homosexual conduct should be illegal

Roy Moore campaign spokesman Ted Crockett defends his candidate's views on homosexuality.

Climate Change (Album)

How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think

Globally, we throw out about a third of all food. That matters a lot in the fight against hunger, but reducing waste could also help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

New York Times

11 Things We Learned From Our Readers This Year

How to speak your love briefly. How to heal from trauma. How to stop thinking and start doing. Here's what you, our readers, taught us this year.

Analysis: Trump got 3 things wrong in 1 tweet this morning

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted.

If Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore tonight, he'll achieve something that hasn't been done in more than a decade

Elections, Senate

Alabama Senate Race: Four Things to Watch

Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.


WTO losing focus, must rethink development: U.S. trade chief

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade Organization is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation and needed to rethink how it defines developing economies.


BRIEF-Idex Corporation To Acquire Thinxxs Microtechnology AG



Lighthizer says WTO losing focus, must rethink development

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade Organization is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation and needed to rethink how it defines developing economies.

Drugs (Pharmaceuticals)

The New Health Care: People Don’t Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.

High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work. But Some Things Do.

Traditional methods can backfire, but ideas like teaching bystanders to intervene and promoting more women have proved effective.

GOP's Collins says her tax vote isn't a sure thing

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said that she hasn't made a decision yet about whether or not she will vote for the the Republican tax reform plan.

Shopping for someone who has everything?

There always seem to be a few people on your holiday gift list who already have it all. So much so that it doesn't matter if you're eyeing the latest iPhone X or some everyday cookware essentials -- they've already got them. It makes finding the perfect gift a real challenge.


Alabama, Despite History of Unruly Politics, Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’

The wild and ugly campaign for Senate, fraught with incendiary comments and molestation claims, has left even veterans of the state’s politics searching for parallels.

November jobs report: 4 things to watch

Rep. Castro: Surprising, disturbing things will come out in Russia investigation

Rep. Joaquin Castro says he believes some of the things that will come out in regard to the Russia investigation will be surprising and disturbing to the American people.

Majority polled think there was probably improper contact

President Donald Trump's approval rating sits at 32%, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center, matching the lowest level in any poll on his approval since he took office in January.


Brexit Irish border deal possible within hours

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - The United Kingdom and Ireland could reach agreement in hours on how to run their post-Brexit Irish land border, paving the way for a deal that would remove the last obstacle to opening free-trade talks with the European Union.

If you think Pence rule is a good idea, think again


Trilobites: You Should Think of Hummingbirds as Bees With Feathers

Scientists say it will be easier to understand hummingbirds in some cases if we use insights gained from the study of bees.


Retail disruption is nothing compared to gnarly first jobs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If any industry is in the throes of total disruption right now, it is retail.

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Have a Very Hygge Winter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.


BRIEF-Broadcom Says Expect Proposed Qualcomm Deal Will Be Completed Within About 12 Months Following Signing Of Definitive Agreement


Fashion and Apparel

A Clothing Line That Simplifies Getting Dressed

With Wardrobe NYC, the designers Christine Centenera and Josh Goot are aiming to take over your closet — no over-analysis needed.

Coats and Jackets

What’s Next for Bode Miller After Skiing? Hint: Think Fashion

The newly retired skier teamed up with Aztech Mountain, a sports apparel start-up, and will be an NBC commentator during the Winter Games.


Trilobites: This Duck-Like Dinosaur Could Swim. That Isn’t the Strangest Thing About it.

With a swan-like neck and flippers, this raptor’s hodgepodge of features left paleontologists working to confirm that this fossil was a fraud.

Analysis: Something very weird is going on with Trump's Twitter feed right now

President Donald Trump is -- almost -- nowhere on Twitter right now.


UPDATE 1-Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

WUZHEN, China, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.

6-year-old writes scathing letter to Santa

Santa gets lots of letters, but none like this one. A 6-year old writes, "I know your notty list is emty. And your good list is emty. And your life is emty." CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.

Chris Ruddy on Mueller investigation: Trump 'thinks there's nothing to it'

President Donald Trump thinks his involvement in the special counsel investigation "will be wrapped up pretty soon," according to Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a longtime friend of the President.


Voices: Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

Soon after my 50th birthday, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.” Ten years on, I’m still adding to it.

Ball: I think my son has had enough

In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, LaVar Ball explains why he pulled his son, LiAngelo, from UCLA, saying the punishment has been enough.

Ex-House Majority Leader on Moore: 'I think he deserves to lose'

Former GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore doesn't deserve to win the special election in Alabama.


Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

WUZHEN, China, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.

Elections, Senate

F.B.I. ‘Destroyed’ Flynn’s Life for Lying, Trump Says, but ‘Nothing Happened’ to Clinton

President Trump did not specify what he thought Hillary Clinton lied to the F.B.I. about.


China think tank calls for 'democratic' internet governance

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - China ranks fifth among 38 nations globally in standards of cyber governance, a top state-backed internet think tank said on Monday, calling for a 'democratic' internet governance system to eradicate inequalities it said marginalized developing nations.

Cillizza: The thing I still don't get about the "Access Hollywood" tape story

Donald Trump hates to say sorry.

Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America (Book)

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Debating Pot in America

Emily Dufton discusses “Grass Roots,” her look at the history of activism on both sides of the marijuana debate.

Generic Brands and Products

Economic View: Why Trying New Things Is So Hard to Do

Most people make relatively few personal experiments, in both small and big things. The cost of passivity is enormous.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’: Myanmar Erases a History

Evidence of the Rohingya Muslims’ history in Myanmar is being systematically eradicated. One prominent Rohingya asks, “How can they pretend we are nothing?”

'Stranger Things' renewed by Netflix for Season 3

To the surprise of no one, Netflix's fan fave TV series "Stranger Things" is officially coming back for another season.


U.S. consumer financial watchdog official defies Trump from within agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two days after a federal court endorsed President Donald Trump's deregulatory pick for a consumer watchdog, a rival official was encouraging agency staff to keep up the pressure on the lending industry, several current and former officials said on Friday.


BRIEF-Toshiba: Always Open For Settlement With Western Digital, But Nothing Concrete Decided Yet


In the future, your kitchen will think for itself

Pompeo, Mike

White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

A transition plan developed by John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, would install Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, as secretary of state, officials said.


The thinking behind Kim Jong Un's 'madness'

SEOUL (Reuters) - On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers as they escorted the hearse that carried his father, Kim Jong Il, through the streets of Pyongyang.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Columnist: Oh Lord, Now the Gun Thing’s Back

This is a very bad year.

Trump's disrespect for Native Americans is nothing new

Trump is betting everything in the Middle East on the Saudi Crown Prince

Donald J. Trump is not abiding by a central tenet of international diplomacy -- choose your friends wisely, particularly in the Middle East.


UPDATE 2-Siemens to list Healthineers in Frankfurt next year

FRANKFURT/MUNICH, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The supervisory board of Siemens AG agreed on Wednesday to prepare to list its Healthineers medical equipment business on the Frankfurt stock exchange in the first half of 2018.


Opposition wants Russian pressure for Syria deal within six months

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's opposition wants Russia and other states to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to engage in peace talks in Geneva to produce a political solution within six months, the chief of its delegation said at the start of negotiations on Wednesday.


North Korea says 'breakthrough' puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday in a "breakthrough" that puts the U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere.

5 things top know today

Should rich and poor shoppers be charged different prices at the grocery store? Some experts say that would actually help the economy. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

The most important things to know about launch

North Korea broke a two-month lull in weapons testing with a dramatic launch of its most advanced missile yet, an intercontinental ballistic missile it claims can reach the "whole" US mainland.


North Korea says new ICBM puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said it had successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that put all of the U.S. mainland within range, declaring it had achieved its long-held goal of becoming a nuclear power.


North Korea ICBM test may show Washington within range

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea launched what officials said was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew high into space before landing near Japan on Wednesday, showing Pyongyang may now be able to reach Washington, D.C. with its weapons.


Trilobites: Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

Scientists thought that invasive large snails spelled doom for endangered North American snail kites, until some of the birds started eating them.

'We're headed to a war if things don't change,' Graham says

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, warned against a potential conflict with North Korea "if things don't change."


U.S. experts think North Korea could launch missile 'within days': government sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government experts think North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days, in what would be its first launch since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September, two authoritative U.S. government sources said on Tuesday.

3 things that can happen today on tax reform

Vietnam War

Vietnam '67: Rethinking ‘McNamara’s War’

How much blame does the whiz-kid defense secretary deserve for Vietnam?

Former consumer agency chief shares how he thinks power struggle will play out

Richard Cordray, who stepped down from the top Consumer Financial Protection Bureau position prior to the weekend, has his thoughts on how the power struggle for his old job will play out.


UPDATE 1-Macron says glyphosate to be banned in France within three years

PARIS, Nov 27 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he would take all measures necessary to ensure that weed-killer glyphosate is banned in France as soon as an alternative is available and at the latest within three years.

5 things you should know today

It's Cyber Monday, which means you'll be fooling exactly no one when you're glued to your computer today "working." Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

Sen. Graham on tax reform: 'I think we'll get there'

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's hopeful about the GOP's chances of passing tax reform in the Senate before the end of the year.


Irish PM 'doing everything he can' to avoid election: spokesman

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar "is doing everything he can" to avoid a snap general election, his spokesman said, but the crisis that has brought his minority government to the brink showed no obvious sign of resolution on Sunday.


On Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, Steroid Talk and Few Sure Things

Our baseball columnist looks at superstars under chemical clouds. There’s also a trivia quiz.

What happened this week in anything but politics

A story melted our hearts. A strange visitor came by. And celebs surprised fans. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the past seven days.


‘Nothing Against You’: For a Black Man Covering Race, the Story Is Never Far From Home

Being surrounded by racial diversity, my conversation in a California diner suggested, can make people feel more comfortable with biases and stereotypes.


Turkcell sees potential to double user count within 2-3 years

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell TCELL.IS sees the potential to double its user count and data consumption in the next 2-3 years as it looks to maintain sales growth above the rate of inflation, its chief executive Kaan Terzioglu told Reuters.

Thinking you have insomnia may cause health problems

Thinking you have a sleep problem -- even if you don't -- may be just as bad for your overall well-being as actually having a sleep disorder, a new review published in Behaviour Research and Therapy suggests.

It changes everything from art to space

A UK company has created a substance that can absorb 99.9% of all light, and it's changing everything from art to space exploration.

If you think politics makes Thanksgiving dinner unbearable, you're correct

Analysis: 50 things Trump tweeted about instead of Moore

Mystery solved.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.


Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything

A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.


Regulators rethink assessing risks at big insurers

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A global list of insurers that must comply with tougher rules won't be updated this year because its compilation could change, the Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday.


SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

SINGAPORE(Reuters) - SoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say.

Constitution (US)

Op-Ed Contributor: Every Other Terrible Thing About Roy Moore

Well, not every thing, but his ideas are no better than his behavior.

This NBA season: Four things to know

Opinion: The newspaper ad that changed everything

In March 1960, The New York Times published a paid ad from a group supporting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., setting off a chain of events that would change the role of the press in America and help shape our public discourse for decades.


Toshiba gains breathing room with $5.4 billion share issue to overseas investors

TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's planned $5.4 billion new share issue to overseas investors is set to provide it with most of the funds it needs to avoid a delisting - a quickly arranged deal that underscores both the weakness of its finances and the allure of its chips unit.


Federer expects great things from returning trio

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer expects great things from the likes of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray when they return from long injury layoffs at the start of next season.

This protester did something about it: He got elected

In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.


Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.

This store doesn't care if you buy anything


Critic’s Notebook: Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women

“Thaïs” at the Met and “The Mother of Us All” in Hudson, N.Y., are unlikely partners in reflecting the difficult realities of female lives.

11 things you'll fight over (besides politics)

As we all know, Thanksgiving isn't always the harmonious holiday it's sometimes made out to be.


A Good Appetite: Pizza for Breakfast, but Not What You Think

Topped with bacon and eggs, it’s perfect for breakfast or brunch, and even goes well with coffee.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Think Much of Al Franken’s Apologies

The “Late Show” host didn’t think “intended to be funny” was a sufficient excuse for the Minnesota senator’s behavior.


Sarah Silverman Speaks on Louis C.K.: ‘Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?’

On her Hulu series, “I Love You, America,” Ms. Silverman addressed the sexual misconduct of Louis C.K., who has been a longtime friend and colleague.


Has All of Opera’s Gold Already Been Mined? John Adams Thinks Not.

Hiking in California’s gold country with John Adams, an enfant-terrible-turned-elder-statesman whose new Gold Rush opera is definitely not Puccini’s.


Diagnosis: Was This a Virus, or Something More Dangerous for Her — and Her Fetus?

It began with the symptoms of a passing illness. But the woman got steadily worse, and the doctors worried that it was something else entirely.


Lebanon's Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours: source close to Hariri

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri is expected to leave Saudi Arabia for France within 48 hours, before flying home to Beirut to officially submit his resignation as Lebanese prime minister, a source close to Hariri told Reuters on Thursday.


Fear and loathing in South Korea as university exam postponed by quake

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country's highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a "life assignment exam" by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety concerns.

Companies learn the hard way: Think before you tweet


Lebanon president: nothing justifies Hariri absence, consider him detained

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday nothing justified Saad al-Hariri's continued absence from Lebanon and therefore he should be considered detained in Saudi Arabia.


Russia has done 'everything possible' for RUSADA reinstatement: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday the country has done everything in its power to have its anti-doping agency (RUSADA) reinstated after it was suspended over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

Analysis: Trump is saying something that isn't true 5.5 times a day

Alternative facts. Lies. Distortions. Exaggerations. Misstatements. Half truths.

United States International Relations

Editorial: President Trump’s Thing for Thugs

The degree to which he grovels before some of the world’s most unsavory leaders hurts U.S. credibility and influence.

The last thing JFK signed in the Oval before he was assassinated

It's a black and white portrait photograph of John F. Kennedy. Underneath it, a handwritten message:

Hess, Amanda

How the Internet Fuels Paranoid Thinking

Today’s conspiracies have taken on the contours of the online world.

Schiff: One thing Mike Pence and I agreed on

The United States must defend journalists, who are under the greatest threat when governments or violent nonstate actors believe they can target them with impunity, US Rep. Adam Schiff says.


Think bitcoin's getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion.

American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank (Book)

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Capturing the Elusive Robert Frank

R J Smith’s “American Witness” is a biography of the pioneering photographer and filmmaker.

Judy Gold: You think you know Louis C.K.

Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

It was early on Tuesday morning when residents in the Indian capital of Delhi first began to notice the thick white haze that had descended across the city.


European dealmakers leave as TPG Capital rethinks region -sources

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Three partners focused on investing in European companies have left TPG in recent months, leaving just two at the U.S. buyout firm in Europe working on new private equity deals, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Politics and Government

Lions of New York: David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

He was a historic figure, New York’s first black mayor. At 90, he reflects on a city on the brink. Was it his fault? Or did he start the recovery?

Campaign Finance

Editorial: Nothing to Cheer About in New York City Elections

The mayor won with the votes of only 16 percent of the electorate. An unopposed prosecutor got surprising opposition. And fewer women will hold office.

Fire-breathing backflipper sets record

Guinness has released its list of 2018 world record holders, including the largest hula hoop spun and highest upward basketball shot.


More Americans think wealthy, not middle class, will benefit from tax reform: Reuters/Ipsos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are more likely to believe the wealthy will benefit most from the tax reform currently being pushed in the U.S. Congress by Republicans who insist their goal is to help the middle class, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday.


Proxy advisers back Vanguard, smoothing path in fund votes

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy advisers Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis & Co each recently backed Vanguard Group Inc's management on fund trustee nominees and administrative items set...


BRIEF-Uber CEO says bringing in Softbank would be good thing - NYT Dealbook Conference‍​

* Uber CEO at NYT Dealbook Conference‍​ says after two months, feels better at where company is, than when he came into company- CNBC

CNN poll: More Americans think sexual harassment stories will make a difference

In the month since news broke of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, about 1 in 5 Americans said close friends or family members shared stories about sexual harassment or assault on social media, according to a CNN poll.

Cops think new video shows kidnapped mom

Newly released video appears to show Sherri Papini, who was found bound and restrained on the side of the road last Thanksgiving, unshackled and running toward the highway, according to police.

Cooking and Cookbooks

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Prep Thanksgiving Dinner

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.


METALS-London copper holds above 1-month low in thin trade

MELBOURNE, Nov 9 (Reuters) - London copper was barely changed on Thursday, holding above a one-month low touched in the previous session, with light turnover suggesting bargain hunters were awaiting lower prices. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper was flat at $6,856 a tonne by 0127 GMT, holding a small 0.4 percent gain from the previous session. LME copper slipped to $6,780 a tonne on Wednesday which was the lowest since Oct. 11. Volumes were very light


Top ranks of career U.S. diplomats thin under Tillerson: union

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. foreign service has seen its top ranks shrink under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to a letter written by the head of the union representing U.S. diplomats seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

This photo says everything about Trump's first year

Exactly 365 days ago, Donald Trump shocked the world by beating Hillary Clinton and winning the White House.

'Stranger Things' under fire for kiss

"Stranger Things" fans slam creators Matt and Ross Duffer for an unscripted kiss between two teenage characters in the Season 2 finale.

The day that changed everything: Election 2016, as it happened

It was supposed to be the coda to a long, brutal presidential campaign. The onset of a new era in American politics.

The most important things we'll learn

The governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey usually receive heightened attention because they are the first big statewide races (except for special elections) after a new president takes office. But after all the tumult of Donald Trump's first months as president, this year's focus is even more intense -- for at least one of the contests.


BRIEF-Kemet expects Q3 net sales to be within $288 mln-$300 mln range​

* Kemet provides FY18 third quarter guidance; comments on recent trading activity


Commerce chief Ross: Nothing improper about his Russia-tied investments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday he had done nothing wrong and did properly disclose his investments in a shipping firm that has significant business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle.


Mobile bank N26 sees customers tripling within two years: CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - The smartphone-based bank N26 expects to peel away 5 to 10 percent of retail customers from established banks in its core continental European market in the next two to three years, its chief executive told Reuters.

Polls and Public Opinion

After a Tough 2016, Many Pollsters Haven’t Changed Anything

Private pollsters are trying harder to capture the opinions of less educated white voters, but some public pollsters haven’t adjusted at all.


U.S. commerce chief Ross: Nothing improper about his Russia-tied investments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday he had done nothing wrong and did properly disclose his investments in a shipping firm that has significant business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle.


The Stone: Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

It’s not a minor league philosophy of riddles and koans. And it can withstand logical scrutiny.

Trump to Kim: Returning abductees would be 'something very special'

US President Donald Trump hinted at the possibility of a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea, were the country to release a number of Japanese citizens abducted by the regime more than two decades ago.

How colors change the way we think, feel and consume

Some Ancient languages didn't have a word for the color blue. In fact, ancient Egypt is believed to be the first civilization to describe it, having named the color of blue stones discovered while mining.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions

Opinion: Everything Is Bad. Blame the Tax Code.

At the root of our political dysfunction is America’s long love-hate relationship with loopholes.

Pelosi struggles to say nice thing about Trump

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by late night host James Corden to say something nice about President Trump. It appeared difficult.

'Stranger Things' actress raps and other things that happened this week

A bold prediction. A rapping recap. And a pyramid puzzle. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the last 7 days.

United States Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Donald Trump Thinks It Takes to Be a Man

The president is a thoroughly modern man-child and his supporters can’t get enough of his act.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade: 6 fun things you may not know

It's a Thanksgiving Day tradition, not only for New York but for a TV-watching nation as well: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Russia sets out why it thinks U.N. wrongly accused Syria over sarin attack

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday set out why it disputed U.N. and Western allegations that the Syrian government had been behind a deadly chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in April that killed dozens.

Cash-starved Sears putting everything on sale


Sri Lankan rescuers dig trench to free trapped elephant

(Reuters) - Rescuers in Sri Lanka used an excavator to dig a trench and free a wild elephant trapped in a large well, allowing the massive animal to scramble out, wildlife officials said on Wednesday.

Colleges and Universities

10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College

There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but here are some lessons from a longtime observer to help you navigate the process.


Phys Ed: Running a Marathon? Think Hot Tub, Not Ice Bath, Afterward

Muscles recover better after exhausting exercise if they are warmed than if they are chilled, a new study finds.

'Stranger Things' actress performs rap

Emmy-nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown performs a "Stranger Things" season one recap on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Colleges and Universities

What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)

The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.

'Stranger Things' star opens up about Season 2

Millie Bobby Brown, the actress who plays Eleven on the hit Netflix series opens up about the new season.

Stranger Things (TV Program)

A Word With: ‘Stranger Things 2’: Pixar’s Andrew Stanton on Directing 2 Episodes

The director of “Finding Nemo” and “Wall-E” discussed the experience of being a hired gun on someone else’s project.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

The Neediest Cases Fund: Breathing in Ocean Air After ‘Rotting Away’ for Years

For nearly a decade, Charlotte Wood, 66, languished in a nursing home, feeling trapped by her health problems. A motorized wheelchair and a home by the sea have given her more freedom.

Trump 'seething': President watches drama unfold on TV

The dramatic intensification of the Russia investigation on Monday reignited President Donald Trump's fury at the controversy clouding his presidency, prompting his aides to urgently advise him against lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller as they work to revive a halting policy agenda.


Croatia wants to adopt euro within 7-8 years: prime minister

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia aims to become a euro zone member within the next seven to eight years, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday.

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America (Book)

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Hitler in Los Angeles’

Steven J. Ross discusses his new history of Nazi activities in Hollywood, and the spy ring that helped to foil fascist plans.

What North Koreans think about Trump

North Koreans say they agree with their leader Kim Jong Un in saying that President Donald Trump is "deranged." CNN's Will Ripley reports.

Melania Trump does things her way

During a Thursday afternoon event in the White House's East Room, first lady Melania Trump stood at the podium and closed her remarks by saying something she has not often said -- and certainly not said lately -- about her husband: "I am so proud to support him today, as he sees this commitment through."

'Stranger Things' gets an after show and other things this week

Things have been up in the air this week. Literally. Here's the lighter, politics-free side of news from the last 7 days.


David Harbour of ‘Stranger Things’ Never Wants to Play the Dad

Here he also talks about manliness, body image and setting boundaries with his hormonal co-stars on “Stranger Things.”

Traffic Accidents and Safety

‘Everyone Lost Something’

Three years after a horrific bus crash, victims are still dealing with grave injuries, emotional scars — and an underinsured bus company.

Opioid Crisis, J.F.K., ‘Stranger Things’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Program)

Best of Late Night: James Corden Lists Things That Are More ‘Fake’ Than the Mainstream Media

Mr. Corden rejected President Trump’s assertion in a recent Fox Business interview that little “could be more fake than CBS and NBC and ABC and CNN.”

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: Is There Something Queer About Being Single?

In a society that rewards marriage, a woman asks why the single life should have to be condemned, even by the Supreme Court, as one of loneliness.


'Stranger Things 2' gets darker in aftermath of death and Demogorgon

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A year has passed since a supernatural demon terrorized the town of Hawkins, Indiana, but as Netflix's hit 1980s science fiction series "Stranger Things" returns for a second season on Friday, life has not returned to normal for the unlikely heroes.


Scrappy Cuban clothing line exemplifies ingenuity with U.S. online store opening

HAVANA (Reuters) - Hip Cuban clothing brand Clandestina is not waiting to see how tighter U.S. restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island affect visits of Americans shoppers. Instead, the line is...

Netflx launching 'Stranger Things' post show

As if you weren't already going to binge on season 2 of "Stranger Things."


Chipmaker Nvidia's CEO sees fully autonomous cars within 4 years

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp chief executive Jensen Huang said on Thursday artificial intelligence would enable fully automated cars within 4 years, but sought to tamp down expectations for a surge in demand for its chips from cryptocurrency miners.


Well : Thinking on Your Feet

Standing desks are good for our bodies, but are they good for our minds?


Review: ‘Stranger Things’ Returns, More Familiar but Still Fun

Did last year’s surprise nostalgia phenomenon need a sequel? Not really, but we’ll take it anyway.

'Stranger Things' actor scared of show

Actor Paul Reiser tell Conan he gets startled watching "Stranger Things" once all the effects are added.

Computers and the Internet

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Improve Your Home Office

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.


Nikkei edged higher, underpinned by earnings

TOKYO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday, lifted by shares backed by strong earnings and shrugging off Wall Street weakness.

Mines and Mining

Editorial: The Last Thing Australia and Our Planet Need

Building a huge coal-mining complex makes no sense when the world is finally moving toward renewables.

Analysis: This senator thinks it's not his job to say Trump is lying

This is a real exchange that happened on CNN on Tuesday night between Wolf Blitzer and Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch about President Donald Trump's casual relationship with the truth:


M&S clothing & beauty director Jenkins to head White Stuff

LONDON (Reuters) - Marks & Spencer's director of clothing and beauty Jo Jenkins has resigned to join private clothing chain White Stuff as chief executive, the British retailer said on Wednesday.


BRIEF-Marks & Spencer‎'s clothing chief Jo Jenkins resigns - Sky News

* Marks & Spencer‎'s clothing chief Jo Jenkins has resigned‍​- Sky News, citing sources Source: Further company coverage:

Communist Party of China

China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’: Behind Xi Jinping’s Many Titles

Mr. Xi has used a bureaucrat’s savvy to cement his control, inventing titles and institutions.

Kelly Clarkson was miserable being thin

Kelly Clarkson may have looked good to some years ago when she was dieting and working out to stay thin, but she is now saying she didn't feel good.

Remember when banning bump stocks was a thing?

Amid the everything-all-at-once nature of news under President Trump, things get lost. Many don't matter. Others should. A lot.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

Across Myanmar, Denial of Ethnic Cleansing and Loathing of Rohingya

Claims that atrocities were staged, along with stark hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, are blaring out from social media and official statements.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

The Healing Edge: To Mend a Birth Defect, Surgeons Operate on the Patient Within the Patient

In a startling experimental procedure, doctors lift the uterus from a pregnant woman and operate on a fetus with miniature instruments.

'Stranger Things 2' builds on eerie nostalgia

As part of a small subset of the pop-culture universe that thought "Stranger Things" was nice but nothing special, the second season provoked some trepidation. How can one characterize whether the Emmy-nominated Netflix phenom lives up to the hype when you felt it was overhyped in the first place?

Widow of US soldier: 'They won't tell me anything'

Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, an American soldier who died in Niger, told ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday that she's still waiting for answers regarding the circumstances of her husband's death.

The best things to see, do and eat in Saint-Tropez

From parties to the plages, there's no better metaphor for sun-kissed fun than Saint-Tropez.


Kaspersky Lab to open software to review, says nothing to hide

(Reuters) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to review the security of its anti-virus software, which the U.S. government has said could jeopardize national security, citing concerns over Kremlin influence and hijacking by Russian spies.

Trump on North Korea: 'We're prepared for anything'

President Donald Trump boasted that the US is "prepared for anything" when it comes to the North Korea nuclear crisis and emphasized the importance of China's role during an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo broadcast on Sunday morning

Opinion: Carter and Trump have more in common than you think

Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump make an unlikely pair. For Trump and his conservative base, Carter's presidency was defined by American decline. During the 2016 election, Carter said that Trump's campaign had "tapped a waiting reservoir... of racism."

Colleges and Universities

‘I Was Willing to Do Everything’: Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault

Some of the mothers met with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos before she changed the rules on how colleges should handle accusations.


Brutal Killing of Journalist Exposes ‘Something Darker’ in Malta

Daphne Caruana Galizia enraged dozens of powerful people with investigations that exposed corruption. Virtually nobody expects her killing to be solved.


Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package.


Fed's Mester calls for balance on bank regulation rethink

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester on Friday laid out a set of guiding principles by which to approach changes to U.S. banking regulations, emphasizing the need to tailor rules to risk, to boost cooperation across borders, and to aim for simplicity but not over-simplification.


Rule changes to spur French wind power projects within months: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France will propose rule changes within six months that will remove administrative hurdles and speed the development of onshore wind power projects, its junior ecology minister said.

Mulherin, Joe (nothing,nowhere.)

nothing,nowhere. Blends Hip-Hop and Emo to Make Tomorrow’s Pop

Joe Mulherin is part of an emerging group of artists that is bridging the chasm between rap and rock. His debut is one of the most promising albums of the year.

2 US sailors die within days of each other

Two US sailors based at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia have died of apparent drug overdoses in one week, according to a US Navy public affairs officer.

Analysis: 9 things Trump didn't tell the truth about on Monday

President Donald Trump is setting a historic pace for mistruths during his time in office. Through his first 263 days in office -- which covers through October 9 -- Trump has made 1,318 false or misleading claims, according to a count maintained by The Washington Post's Fact Checker blog.

Tillerson remains on thin ice, sources say

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's future in the Trump administration is looking increasingly uncertain, an administration source tells CNN.

Fashion and Apparel

How to Use Clothing Subscription Boxes to Find Your Personal Style

Subscription clothing boxes are a surprisingly cheap, personalized way to add some style to your wardrobe. Here’s how to choose the right one for you.

Jane Fonda: I'm ashamed I didn't say anything

"I found out about Harvey about a year ago and I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then," legendary actress Jane Fonda tells Christiane Amanpour.

Trump: No such thing as Obamacare anymore

During a cabinet meeting, President Donald Trump said that Obamacare is dead.

New York Times

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Recover From a Tough Workout

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.


Transport minister doesn't think Britain will leave EU without a deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Chris Grayling said on Sunday he didn't think Britain would leave the European Union without a negotiated deal with the bloc.

California fires: 'Nothing to sift through'

The future of the Internet of Things depends on this

Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Program)

4 Things to Cook While Watching ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Cobb salad, anyone? Celebrate the return of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with these pairings of recipes and classic episodes.

'Blade Runner 2049' misfires at the box office and other things this week

This week we celebrated International Day of the Girl, we wondered about the future of Thin Mints and we refused to sit through a looooong movie. Here's the lighter, politics-free side of this past week's news.


Luxury jet buyers think resale value in tough market

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Members of the elite private jet set are customizing their planes with full-sized showers, beds and windows - but when it comes to decorating, an increasing number are steering clear of gold panels and gaudy features, opting instead for the airborne equivalent of beige.